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  • Former FAMU band member guilty of manslaughter in Robert Champion hazing case

    Former FAMU band member guilty of manslaughter in Robert Champion hazing case
    The manslaughter verdict in the fatal hazing of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion should send a message as loud and clear as the famous Marching 100 band, State Attorney Jeff Ashton said Friday. “I hope this scares people enough...
  • Judge rejects Martin's bid for new trial in FAMU hazing

    Judge rejects Martin's bid for new trial in FAMU hazing
    A judge has rejected a request for a new trial by Dante Martin, who faces up to 22 years in prison for his role in the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion. Martin's legal team argued that Orange Circuit Judge Renee Roche...
  • Man sentenced in FAMU hazing death released from jail

    Man sentenced in FAMU hazing death released from jail
    A man jailed on manslaughter charges in the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion was released Thursday. Jessie Baskin was released from the Orange County Corrections Department at 9:26 a.m., department spokeswoman Carrie...
  • Slain FAMU drum major's parents to fight hazing at Florida Classic

    Slain FAMU drum major's parents to fight hazing at Florida Classic
    The parents of slain drum major Robert Champion plan to hand out anti-hazing pamphlets Saturday before the Florida Classic, the annual football game in Orlando between in-state rivals Florida A&M University and Bethune Cookman University. Champion, 26,...
  • Fans turn out for Florida Classic despite rain

    Fans turn out for Florida Classic despite rain
    The decades-long rivalry between the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and Florida A&M Rattlers was once again evident Saturday during the 35th annual Florida Classic at the newly renovated Citrus Bowl in Orlando. "I've been coming to the Classic since it was...
  • Hazing at Md. colleges includes humiliation, coercion, hospital trips

    Hazing at Md. colleges includes humiliation, coercion, hospital trips
    In their zeal to join a fraternity at Towson University, Brad Notaro and his fellow pledges submitted to a battery of humiliation and abuse. At the direction of students they hoped would make them brothers at Pi Lambda Phi, they ran and performed...
  • FAMU hazing trial begins Monday

    FAMU hazing trial begins Monday
    Robert Champion wanted respect. He got death. Nearly three years after the Florida A&M University drum major died from a hazing in Orlando, the ex-band member accused of organizing the ritual will stand trial Monday, charged with manslaughter. Dante...
  • FAMU drum major Robert Champion remembered by parents as "The Example"

     
    The parents of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion held a moment of silence this morning outside the Orange County Courthouse to remember their son and other hazing victims as jury selection resumed in the trial of an ex-marching band member...
  • FAMU's Champion died 'because his friends beat him to death,' prosecutor tells jurors

    FAMU's Champion died 'because his friends beat him to death,' prosecutor tells jurors
    The mother of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion clutched his ballcap Tuesday as she arrived for the trial of Dante Martin, the former band member accused of organizing the hazing ritual that killed her son. "I carry this hat with me as...
  • FAMU drummer endured hazing to earn bus 'privileges'

    FAMU drummer endured hazing to earn bus 'privileges'
    Lissette Sanchez, a graduate of Oak Ridge High School in Orlando, said she allowed Florida A&M University band members beat her to earn privileges on the Marching 100's percussion bus. Sanchez, 21, testified this morning at the Orange County...
  • State, defense rest in FAMU hazing trial

    State, defense rest in FAMU hazing trial
    Lawyers for Dante Martin did not call a single witness in defense of the former Florida A&M University percussionist accused of organizing the ritual that killed FAMU drum major Robert Champion nearly three years ago. Martin, 27, also did not testify in...